AN ABSENCE OF PROTECTIVE BARRIERS at the Welches Grove, St Thomas section of the Ronald Mapp Highway is worrying people living in the area.
They have called on the Ministry of Transport and Works (MTW) to construct a buffer zone to keep them and their homes safe from vehicles which might run off the road.
Yesterday there was a meeting between the concerned residents, Minister of Transport and Works John Boyce, parliamentary representative Donville Inniss, representatives of the highway-builder C.O. Williams Construction Limited and consultant engineer Abdul Pandor to discuss proposed adjustments to the road works plans.
Marisa Huque, a resident who spoke on behalf of the Welches Grove community, said sections of the highway along Welches Grove as well as in the Wildey, St Michael area of the ABC Highway were not sufficiently buffered to protect nearby homes.
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